Letter from Earnest: November 2015

Earnest Alexander“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:6

Have any of you considered the possibility that as a nation we could presently be under the judgment of God? Over the last three presidential elections, I prayed diligently that God would put in the White House someone that would lead the hearts of the fathers back to their children, and I have prayed that the hearts of the children would return to their fathers. Those of you reading this know that at Youth Horizons we love kids. Our goal is to help them figure out who they are and what their purpose is. For many years I have traveled the world singing to church congregations and I have made many wonderful friends. God has provided much help for the work that we do through the people who’ve become friends with me in the Lord’s work. Increasingly though, it’s harder to get into local churches and even more challenging to motivate people to evangelize. It’s almost as if it’s taboo. But the conclusion I’ve come to in recent days, is that if God is going to save the United States of America, the church will play a part in the endeavor. More than likely, it will be young people that He sends out to do the work. Take heart, He has not excluded you, but He is more clearly defining your role and mine, as we age.

“I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.” I John 2:14

Our country can be saved, but the politicians will not save it. It will not be brought down by the Muslims and illegal immigrants. The generations we are losing, the cultural changes we are succumbing to – are largely due to the comfort zone we find ourselves in the church and the fact that we do not want to be rousted out of our positions of comfort. I’m just turning 60 years of age. I personally understand the need for comfort, but I am convinced that I must work on. Can you mentor? Can you pray? Can you give? What part will you play? While our opportunities of service are changing, there is still an active place for us in reaching the young people of our country. Soon it will be in their hands. Let’s help them to be equipped and equal to the task.

I hope to see you at the Christmas concert coming up on Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1.

You have my love and prayers,

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Earnest

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